from The San Diego Union Tribune

From "Whipped Cream," used as the theme for TV's "The Dating Game," to songs for dozens of artists on either side of the Atlantic, Allen Toussaint has written more memorable music than almost anyone else around. Here's a partial list of songs by this New Orleans music legend that have been covered by other artists:

"Working in the Coal Mine"
- Lee Dorsey, Devo, The Judds

"Fortune Teller"
- Benny Spellman, The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

"Freedom for the Stallion"
- Boz Scaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Elvis Costello

"What Do You Want the Girl to Do?"
- Lowell George, Boz Scaggs

"Ya Ya"
- Lee Dorsey, John Lennon, Ike & Tina Turner, Buckwheat Zydeco

"Play Something Sweet - Brickyard Blues"
- Procol Harum, Three Dog Night, Maria Muldaur, Frankie Miller

"Lipstick Traces - on a Cigarette"
- Benny Spellman, The O'Jays, Amazing Rhythm Aces

"Two Trains"
- Little Feat, Supercharge

"A Certain Girl"
- Herman's Hermits, Warren Zevon

"Sneaking Sally Through the Alley"
- Robert Palmer, The Mighty Diamonds

"Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky - From Now On"
- Lee Dorsey, Lou Donaldson

"All These Things"
- Art Neville, Joe Stampley

"Pain in My Heart"
- Otis Redding

- Ernie K-Doe

"Whipped Cream"
- Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

"Ruler of My Heart"
- Irma Thomas

"Get Out of My Life"
- Grateful Dead

"What Is Success?"
- Bonnie Raitt

"Keep It Together"
- Rufus

"Shoorah Shoorah"
- Betty Wright

"Yes We Can Can" -
Lee Dorsey, The Pointer Sisters

"Southern Nights" -
Glen Campbell

"Java" -
Al Hirt

"Night People" -
Robert Palmer

"It's Raining" -
Lou Ann Barton


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